Getting our fair share of the Disability Economy

Getting our fair share of the Disability Economy

I gave a speech at the Disability Employment Australia Conference  on June 1, about the Disability Economy, and the economics of the NDIS, asking some hard questions about whether disabled people are part of this economy, or the products to be traded....
Election issues for disabled people

Election issues for disabled people

Last week, I asked disabled people about what issues were most important to them in the Federal Election, and got a flood of great answers with a few key themes. The responses covered making being sick and disabled a whole lot more affordable, fixing the admin and...
Latest writing and updates

Latest writing and updates

My essay about living through a pandemic as a disabled person is out in the latest issue of Meanjin. I wrote this at the end of 2021, and it includes very personal reflections about what the pandemic has meant for me, and the community I’m so grateful to be part...
Do we matter?

Do we matter?

[This was my Patreon article from last Sunday, and is just as relevant today. Sign the petition to get action on vaccines for disabled people.] I’m angry and sad today, so this post has more swears than usual. Disabled people and disability workers in a group home in...
The fight for the future of the NDIS

The fight for the future of the NDIS

Back in March, I wrote for Eureka Street about the fight for the future of the NDIS. I said: Right now, there is a fight on for the future of the NDIS. On one side is the Federal Government, determined to have total control over the Scheme, and to change its very...